Available Positions

 
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position. Currently available positions are listed below; click on the titles to see more information and to apply.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston seeks a talented, enthusiastic Director of Development to lead and grow the organization’s fundraising program and donor engagement efforts. This is an exciting time join Habitat’s team, working alongside our new President & CEO who is committed to expanding the department with the leadership of the Director of Development.

About the Organization

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and the broader community. We believe homeownership is a vital step breaking the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Each year, Habitat Greater Boston raises $2.5 to $3 million in contributions. Our strategy is rooted in the belief that donor retention and supporter satisfaction are critical components of an effective fundraising program. We value relationships above donations and seek someone committed to building long-term partnerships with donors. With a larger development team, we aspire to increase annual revenues to $4 million in future years. To learn more, please visit our website at www.habitatboston.org.

About the Position

The Director of Development will be responsible for the design and implementation of a development strategy for growing revenue, improving donor retention, and deepening relationships with supporters. This position will also lead fundraising initiatives to raise our annual operating budget with a focus on major gifts. The Director of Development reports to the President and CEO and supervises the Corporate and Institutional Engagement Coordinator and other future development department staff.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Develop short- and long-range plans including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking, and evaluation.
  • Research funding sources and trends, and help position the organization ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
  • Identify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and prospects including family foundations, trusts, and donor-advised funds.
  • Develop strategies to build long-term relationships with supporters, appropriately recognizes their contributions, and deepen their commitment and connection to the organization.
  • Identify prospective supporters and cultivate their involvement.
  • Coordinate development operations, including database management, gift processing, production of mailing lists, and dissemination of print communications.
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program at board meetings, staff meetings, etc.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage current and new staff in the development department.
  • Assist the CEO in planning his fundraising time and managing his donor portfolio.
  • Work collaboratively with our development consultant on annual appeal letters, newsletters, and other donor communications and stewardship materials.
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO and the Director of External Relations to leverage donor involvement around our American Dream Awards Breakfast.
  • Motivate and support the Board of Directors around their fundraising work, in partnership with the CEO.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • At least five years in development, ideally in a leadership role, including work with donors, senior staff, board members, and volunteers.
  • Experience translating vision into concrete goals with actionable project plans.
  • Proven track record raising funds and building relationships with donors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of top-notch donor service.
  • Talent for engaging people, building personal connections, learning their interests, and involving them in our mission.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate effectively with staff across departments as well as external consultants.
  • Experience supervising and developing skills of junior fundraising professionals.
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic, creative, ambitious, passionate, self-motivated, and open to learning.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to juggle competing priorities under pressure while managing near and long term deadlines.
  • Knowledge of national trends and best practices in fundraising.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when needed, including evenings and weekends on occasion.
  • Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $85,000 to $100,000. Paid vacation and holidays. Employer-paid health, life, and disability insurance.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple, low-cost homes in partnership with low-income families who need decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the position and how your experience could benefit Habitat Greater Boston. Materials should be emailed to hiring@habitatboston.org. Please put your full name and “Director of Development” in the subject line. Only applications with both a cover letter and resume will be considered. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled. Priority will be given to materials received before February 14, 2020.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER & MARKETING COORDINATOR
Join the Team at Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston!

Job Summary

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is seeking a detail-oriented, reliable team player to execute the organization’s graphic design needs and oversee other marketing efforts in collaboration with the External Relations Director.

The person in this job will be responsible for delivering a consistent brand via digital and print formats and producing graphic communications that engage the target audiences of Habitat Greater Boston’s many programs. This position also includes assisting with all aspects of marketing and external relations, including coordination of content for the organization’s social media accounts, websites, direct marketing emails, as well as administrative tasks.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Produce organizational graphics that maintain brand standards and style.
  • Manage production of materials by external vendors.
  • Create content and graphics for newsletters, fundraising campaigns, events, presentations, grants, and other development activities.
  • Assist in development of social media content and maintain online presence.
  • Maintain and improve organizational websites and related graphics.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors, consultants, corporate partners, and event sponsors.
  • Draft and proof outgoing communications.
  • Serve on planning committee, with the External Relations Director, for the annual American Dream Awards Breakfast.
  • Support marketing needs and promotion of Habitat’s ReStore.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum three years experience in marketing, graphic design, communications, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Experience managing websites, including knowledge of HTML and WordPress.
  • Knowledge and comfort with social media.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple priorities, deliver high-quality work in an efficient manner, and problem-solve when needed.
  • Desire to be part of a team, working collaboratively with others to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Strong communication, time management, and project management skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, or Communications preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours on occasion.
  • Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission.

Compensation

  • Salary: low $40k’s to low $50k’s based on experience. Position includes health insurance, vacation time, holidays, and other benefits.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple, low-cost homes in partnership with low-income families who need decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

To Apply:

  • Send your resume, a PDF of design samples or a link to your portfolio, as well as a cover letter specifically explaining why you’re interested in the position and how your experience could benefit Habitat Greater Boston.
  • Your materials should be emailed to hiring@habitatboston.org. Please put your full name and “Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered as they are received, until the position is filled. Priority will be given to materials received before Wednesday, January 15.

SPRING 2020 OFFICE INTERNSHIP
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR PAID INTERNSHIP AT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY– Spring Semester 2020

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, a nonprofit organization located in Boston’s North End, will hire up to two spring semester interns to work in various areas, including fundraising, communications, event planning, social media, and general office support. This is a great opportunity to learn how nonprofits work from the inside!

Habitat Greater Boston brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1987, we have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to build affordable homes and strengthen communities in the Greater Boston area.

These positions are paid ($12.75/hour). The ideal candidate is a student with an interest in nonprofit work, event planning, and social media who is available 10-20 hours a week. We are seeking detail-oriented, self-motivated individuals, dedicated to our mission of building decent, affordable homes with families.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and the date you are available to start (including which days and hours in the week you can dedicate to this position) to hiring@habitatboston.org. Please include “Nonprofit Office Intern – Spring 2020” in the subject line.

Application deadline: January 17, 2020

Applications will be considered as they are received.

 

CONSTRUCTION CREW LEADER- AmeriCorps National Direct Member
Start Date: January – March 2020

About Habitat Greater Boston:

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (HFHGB) builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We bring people together to build homes, communities and hope by revitalizing neighborhoods, building sustainable and affordable housing solutions, and empowering families through successful homeownership. Since 1987, we have partnered with families with limited incomes and volunteers to build affordable homes and strengthen communities.

Habitat Greater Boston is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation and an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Construction Crew Leader:

HFHGB is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to serve as Construction Crew Leaders through our AmeriCorps National Direct program.

This position will work alongside the HFHGB Construction staff to assist in all aspects of residential construction. They will develop construction skills and help lead volunteer groups building Habitat homes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in ensuring all stages of the construction process are completed on schedule
  • Motivate and assist volunteers of diverse skill sets in constructing Habitat homes
  • Promote partnership among all participants in the Habitat program
  • Ensure workers and worksite remain safe
  • Maintain a professional, positive, supportive environment on the job site

Qualifications:

  • Strong passion for Habitat’s mission
  • Ability to commit to serving 10.5 months
  • Experience/interest in developing project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate tasks effectively
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • No construction experience necessary but highly preferred

HFHGB AmeriCorps Benefits include:

  • Valuable professional development and opportunities to further your career
  • Monthly living allowance of $1,260
  • Additional $200 monthly housing stipend and $90 monthly towards transportation costs
  • Eligibility to postpone repayment of federally-funded student loans during term of service. (Including interest accrual during this time)
  • Education award of $5,815 upon completion of the service term.
  • Additional benefits include in-service training opportunities, sick leave, health care coverage, and childcare expenses (if eligible).

Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter (include potential start date) to hiring@habitatboston.org. In the subject line, put “Construction Crew Leader-AmeriCorps Position.” Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position.

Please check back periodically for updates.